Meat Seasoning Recipe for Crockpot, Oven, or Stove Top. Simple Ingredients--Delicious Results
A NO FAIL COMBINATION OF INGREDIENTS
I've used this combination of ingredients on two different types of meat--chicken and pork--with such good results that my guys want to to use it every week, lol...I'll try it on beef, too, eventually.
There are no fancy ingredients--you can pick these up at any grocery:
EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL--This is the most expensive of the ingredients, especially if you get the extra virgin type, but it's the only kind I like to use.
DRIED MINCED ONION
All of these are found in the spice section--there's no need to spend a lot of money on a name brand--I usually pick containers of these up at a local dollar store, usually for 50 cents a piece!
SALT AND PEPPER --I use sea salt, and a peppermill which grinds peppercorns, but that's just my preference--regular salt and pepper will work fine.
About measurements...well, there aren't any, lol. I just completely coat the meat heavily with the ingredients, starting with the olive oil, then the rest in any order. Put the meat into the crockpot first, though, so anything that falls off of the meat stays inside for extra flavor. Don't be afraid to be generous with these--the more the better in our opinion!
So far, our favorite meats to use this with is pork loin(for pulled pork sandwiches), or a whole chicken. For pork loin, add about a half cup of water to the crockpot for extra juice at the end of cooking. Cook on low for about 7 hours, then shred the pork with two forks, mixing it into the juices well--let cook for another hour. You can add some barbecue sauce if you'd like at that point, too--we usually just top the meat afterwards when we make sandwiches.
For a whole chicken--I usually add seasoning to the inside of the chicken, for extra flavor. No extra water is needed--it makes a lot of broth without it, and the chicken stays very moist. I always buy the biggest chicken I can find, because my boys love it leftover, and eat it on sandwiches cold the next day. I usually cook this about 7-8 hours on low, checking it in the last hour--if it cooks too long, it could get a little mushy...still good, but the texture isn't as nice. The meat will fall off of the bone when it's completely cooked.
You can also use these seasonings for cooking chicken breasts on top of the stove. Just pour the olive oil in your skillet, add the chicken, turning them over to coat well, then add the rest of the ingredients on top. Cook until done and use as a main dish, or cut up into pieces to use on a salad!